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audiences couldn't get enough of, the wicked, scheming j.r. ewing. the 81-year-old was reprising his role as j.r. in the tnt reboot of "dallas." you're not a kinder, gentler version of yourself? >> hardly. >> reporter: along with family his co-stars were at his side when hagman died in a dallas hospital friday, finally succumbing to the throat cancer he had been battling. in a statement, nbc co-star linda gray said "larry hagman was my best friend for 35 years. he was a pied piper of life and brought joy to everyone he knew. the world was a brighter place because of him." on the site of the real life south fork ranch outside dallas, fans mourned the loss of the tv legend. >> it's really sad to hear because his character made the show. >> reporter: hagman was also remembered for his role as major nelson in "i dream of genie." friday night barbara eden reminisced about her co-star. >> i am deeply saddened. he was a big part of my life, a glorious man, wonderfully talented. quite frankly, i thought he would go on forever. >> reporter: hagman was the son of broadway icon mary martin. he appea
want to share about your member his of j.r. ewing, larry hagman, major nelson. >> send that to us. thanks for starting your morning with us. >> much more ahead on "cnn saturday morning" which starts right now. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. >> and i'm victor blackwell. 8:00 on the east coast and 5:00 out west. thanks for starting your day with us. starting with some sad news from the entertainment world. as we've been following this morning, the death of larry hagman. his family says at 81 years old he died of complications from cancer. >> you have dishonored my daddy's name and everything he stood for. maybe you and bobby can live with this, but i can't. >> that's the character he's best known for. the j.r. ewing character from "dallas," one of the best known tv characters of the last 30 years really. d "dallas" was a long running hit in the '70s and '80s and you may remember him as major nelson from "i dream of jean any." barbara eden said i had the pleasure of watching the texas tornado that was larry hagman. can i honestly say that we've lot not just a great actor
of j.r. ewing in the show "dallas." it's a role that he always called his favorite. peter fonda said goodbye to his friend on twitter, saying hagman brought so much fun to everyone's life. cnn entertainment corresponde m correspondent careen winter joins us. i understand that you are at larry hagman's star on the hollywood walk of fame. are people showing up to pay their respects? >> not yet, but you can bet that will change as the morning continues. we are right next to larry hagman's star. still quite early here, so i'm sure there are many people who are waking up just finding out about the sad news. perhaps they're still unaware. that's very popular strip in hollywood. you can bet things will pick up as the morning continues. but you mentioned some of thely in. some people absolutely stunned. for example, barbara eden, best known from "i dream of jeannie," the 1960s hit, larry hagman's co-star, she took to facebook to really detail her feelings, how she's feeling right now. she wrote "i, like many others, believed he had beat cancer, and yet we're reminded that life is never, ever
'll have to come crawling to j.r. >> j.r. ewing, one of the best known tv characteristics of the last 40 years. "dallas" was a long-running hit in the '70s and '80s. he came back as j.r. when the series was restarted earlier this year. you may also remember him as major tony nelson from "i dream of jeannie" his co-star barbara eden posted this on her facebook page. i had the pleasure of watching the texas tornado that was larry hagman. tick say we've lost not just a great actor, not a television icon but an element of pure americana. we'll have much more on his life and career later on in the hour. >> a gas leak blamed for an explosion at a strip club in springfield, massachusetts. look at the center screen. the blast leveled that club. 18 people were injured. it's a miracle no one was killed. 25 other buildings were damaged. our affiliate wggb says people felt that explosion up to four miles away. a city official says some of the damaged buildings will be demolished today. >>> law enforcement initials one community in alabama are mourning the loss of their colleague. following a shootin
hagman has died. he was best known for playing one of television's great bad guys, j.r. ewing, you remember him on the primetime television series of "dallas." offscreen, he was known as being larger than life and his co-stars remembering him as fun, wild, and rememberable. he died yesterday of complications from cancer. colleen takes a look at his life and legacy. >> reporter: larry hagman wore many hats in his career. but his best known his stetson he wore on "dallas." despite roles on film and stage, hagman will be remembered as the villainous j.r. ewing. >> you drove cliff to attempt suicide. >> how would i know he would do a dump thing like that in. >> when he was shot by an unknown assailant, it became one of the most famous cliffhangers in tv history, watched by 300 million people from all around the world. hagman never expected the show to endure. >> i just started the show doing six shows. i never thought i would do 300. >> in fact, the dallas fran choice was so successful, the series was recently reprised. tnt brought it back with a new generation of ewings. d hagman came
their respects and to remember the man who was more than just tv's j.r. ewing. >> he was also very giving, particularly to the underprivileged youth in the community. he had several different programs he helped with, particularly children in the arts and education. >> we thought he was appropriate to come here and pay our respects. we grow up and remember the show. we showed j.r. and all that. >> it's sad. it's really sad. don't make me cry. >> well, you know the christmas song "harp the herald angels sing?" it could be completely wrong. at least according to the pope's new book. wait until you hear what else he says is wrong about christmas. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day presc
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